COUNTY NEWS: Video of high-speed police chase

A video of a high-speed pursuit of a stolen £59,000 Porsche Boxster GTS has been released by police.

The Porsche Boxster Aiden John O'Brien-Daniels stole from Bexhill and crashed in Hastings after being pursued by police
The Porsche Boxster Aiden John O'Brien-Daniels stole from Bexhill and crashed in Hastings after being pursued by police

Aiden John O’Brien-Daniels was chased from Robertsbridge, East Sussex, to Hastings down the A21 while dodging oncoming cars and reaching speeds of 100mph.

The 20-year-old stole the brand new sports car from a property in Collington Rise, Bexhill, on December 5, 2014.

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He was jailed for six years for a string of offences including robbery, burglary, taking without consent and breaching his conditional discharge on October 30.

Aiden John O'Brien-Daniels

O’Brien-Daniels stole a number of items including two cars, diamond and gold jewellery, an iPad 2 and a mobile phone at knifepoint between September and December, 2014

Judge Anthony Scott-Gall sentenced him to four years for robbery, 18 months for burglary and aggravated taking without consent (TWOC) and six months for handling and TWOC concurrently plus six months for breaching a conditional discharge.

He was also disqualified from driving for five years.

Following the sentencing, Detective Sgt Jason Tuck said: “O’Brien-Daniels is a man who showed no regard for other people, be it someone threatened with a knife, home owners or those lives put at risk by his dangerous driving.

“The judge imposed a lengthy sentence, underlining the severity of his offending and the impact his actions had on other people.”

O’Brien-Daniels threatened a man with a knife and stole his mobile phone, forcing him to disclose his password on Monday, September 15, 2014, while in Alexandra Park. His victim was not injured.

In another incident on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, a house in Truman Drive was burgled during daylight hours.

Diamond and gold jewellery worth £10,000 and a £500 iPad 2 were stolen, together with spare keys to a Mercedes-Benz C-class car, which was later driven off the driveway at around 5am.

The car was recovered in Enfield four days later, with false number plates and a finger print from O’Brien-Daniels, giving rise to the handling and TWOC charges against him.

Then nine days later, O’Brien-Daniels and another man stole jewellery, camera equipment and the Porsche Boxster.

The car, which had just five miles on the odometer, was tracked heading east through Glyne Gap before being spotted by a police traffic patrol on the A21 north of John’s Cross.

The Porsche drove through Robertsbridge High Street to rejoin the A21 heading south once being followed by police.

Once it got to Hastings, the stolen car crashed, damaging street furniture and other vehicles and itself being written off.

The two suspects fled on foot, hedge hopping through gardens and dropping a box containing jewellery stolen from both the break-in at Collington Rise and another burglary in Herbrand Walk, Bexhill, the previous day.

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